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South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

1 hour 35 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

Tennis: Hopeful Eight seek starring role in Singapore showdown

2 hours 9 min ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a high note when round-robin play starts on Sunday without a clear favorite for the title.

Highlights from Thursday's NHL games

2 hours 24 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Thursday:

Last gasp touchdown sees Raiders stun Chiefs

2 hours 31 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Derek Carr threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining on Thursday, lifting the Raiders to a stunning 31-30 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs that just may have saved Oakland's season.

Highlights of Thursday's NBA games

2 hours 57 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Thursday:

Dodgers beat Cubs in Game Five to reach World Series

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:02pm
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 1988 after beating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday to clinch the National League Championship Series 4-1.

South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:25pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry will stress the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

National Hockey League roundup

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:11pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask suffered a concussion in a practice collision with rookie teammate Ander Bjork on Wednesday and has entered the NHL's concussion protocol.

National Basketball Association roundup

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:51pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the 2017-18 season after the Brooklyn Nets said he sustained a ruptured patellar tendon of the right knee in Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the Pacers in Indiana.

Motor racing: Alonso could race Daytona 24 Hours before Le Mans

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:46pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who made a big impression in the Indianapolis 500 this year, could enter the Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race in January ahead of a later attempt to win Le Mans.

National Football League roundup

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:42pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has been fined $48,620 by the NFL for his late hit of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith last Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:58pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

Yankees adjust to new label: likeable underdogs

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:20pm
(Reuters) - The New York Yankees, traditionally one of the most reviled teams in Major League Baseball due to its long history of success, are adjusting to a new label - likeable underdogs.

Motor racing: Vettel hopes to keep the fat lady quiet

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:25pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel refused to give up on the Formula One championship on Thursday and found support from title favorite Lewis Hamilton.

Brazil's former Olympic chief to stand trial in Rio 2016 bribes case

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:26pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman will stand trial for his role in a corruption case involving alleged bribery aimed at making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Games, a Brazilian judge decided on Thursday.

FIFA to look into changing nationality rules

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:56pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is considering an overhaul of the rules which govern players’ eligibility for national teams, including a proposal which would allow them to switch allegiance in certain circumstances.

Motor racing: Hartley calls on his old mates for advice

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:20pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

Brazil court orders release of former Olympic committee chief

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:16pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court ordered the release from jail of former head of the national Olympics committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday, according to the court's press office.

Goerges, Kasatkina reach Kremlin Cup semi-finals

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:14pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Julia Goerges and Russian Daria Kasatkina enjoyed straight-sets wins on Thursday to reach the Kremlin Cup semi-finals, where they will be joined by Irina Begu and Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

Tennis: Berdych, Kyrgios cut seasons short due to injuries

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:37pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych and Australian Nick Kyrgios are the latest leading players to end their seasons early due to injury problems, they said on Thursday.